97% of beneficiaries had never used emails prior to the program
97
Reach out to, at least, 4000 students by 2021
4000
52% of our first batch of students were females
52
100% of our team members are college students
100

Who We Are

Vision

Our vision is to create an Africa where IT is a local language.

Mission

To do this, the organization mobilizes resources and directs all efforts towards imparting technological knowledge in the underprivileged through a “Holistic teaching and learning experience” to equip young individuals in rural areas with skills that will enable them compete on a leveled playing field in a competitive world

Core Values

  • Impact
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

 

What We Do

Tech Era is an IT literacy program that introduces the underprivileged and disabled to technology, to give them the needed hope and potential to transform themselves, their community and, ultimately, the world whilst increasing their chances of securing and managing revolutionary technology-related careers

  • Giving practical IT education to students in underserved communities
  • Developing problem solving skills and programming skills of High School students through our robotics module
  • Training the blind to used technology to empower them partake fully in this technological era
  • Building technological capacity of teachers in underserved communities to make more impact

Recent Updates

Robotech Workshop 2018: Nurturing programming, electronics and problem solving in technical schools

Tech Era organized its first Robotech Workshop early this year from 11th January to 13th January 2018 as its first project for the year.  This year, with the aim of extending our robotics and electronics module to technical tertiary institutions, we organized a 3-day workshop to expose students [from schools with Tech-Era’s robotics and electronics clubs] […]

Tech Era Founder, Derick Omari named 2018 Queens Young Leader

Our Founder Derick Omari, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award, for his work in boosting IT literacy in underserved communities in Ghana. Derick, one of 60 awardees, was selected from a pool of over 4000 finalists from across the member states of the Commonwealth of nations. Established in 2014, the […]

Tech Era’s First Technology Capacity Building Program for Blind and Sighted Teachers

Every year, juniors at Ashesi spend a week out of school reaching out to local and mostly underserved communities through high-impact projects. The week-long exercise, themed service-learning, is part of Leadership as Service, a course that requires students to do a minimum of forty hours of community engagement. One of such projects was the Tech […]

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What our stakeholders say

As a teacher, I have always had difficulty in teaching ICT as a subject in school because there are no materials for the students to use. It is always theoretical because there is only one laptop available. Tech Era has given my students the opportunity to have access to computers and how the tutors teach my students with humility and so much care is amazing. I have personally learnt a lot even as a teacher and it is incredible to see the enthusiasm with which students climb the hills of Ashesi for the sessions.

Sir Frederick ICT teacher, Fidelity International School

“While an IT initiative is not necessarily a novel project at Ashesi (many have ben short-lived), the angle Tech Era has employed is quite ingenious.
Rather than just focusing on the basic skills needed to be computer literate, the students from Berekuso are given tasks that challenge them to think critically and apply themselves in a variety of ways. An example is one project I saw, where they were tasked to use Paint, an illustrations software, to create their own stories. Such projects not only improve the literacy of the children, but also but also encourage them to think broadly about solving problems”.

Michael Quansah Public Relations Officer, Ashesi University College

I appreciate what you and your guys have done for us since you started this program. We can see you guys have good intentions for us and may God bless all Ashesi students.

Emmanuel Darko Particpant, Berekuso Junior High School

Our Modules

Tech For The Blind

This module equips the blind with IT skills to empower them to partake fully in this technological era. Equipping the blind with skills to use computers will enable them to connect with their friends, families and the world through the use of social media. It will empower them to pursue higher education without any hindrance. (more…)

Tech Module

The Tech Module provides tutorials to students from underserved communities in IT by introducing them to use of Microsoft office application like word application, paint application, power point and excel. They also learn to use search engines and learn how to communicate using the internet. Students who exhibit high interest and progress are introduced to our robotics program. (more…)

Tech Era Robotics Clubs

This module trains senior high school students especially in Technical schools in Ghana to developing problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and programming skills to complement with their school work to drive innovations and equip them to solve problems in Africa, and develop students interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (more…)

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